Phil Townsend - Referee Training and Development Officer
Sunshine Coast Football is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Townsend to the role of Referee Training and Development Officer taking over the role from Rachel Mitchenson. Phil was appointed to the position of SCF Junior Referee Development Officer in 2017 and made an immediate positive impact within the junior referee ranks.
Phil has also been involved in football on the Sunshine Coast since 2007 as president of Noosa Football Club and their premier men’s goalkeeper for a number of years. In 2012, Phil decided to join the referees to stay involved in the game and develop his level of knowledge of the laws. Since 2012, Phil has progressed his career as a referee within Sunshine Coast Football to be regularly appointed to referee Premier Men’s matches.
Phil hopes he can use his own personal experiences, as a referee and father of three, and also his background in the police force, to continue to work positively with all SCF referees and clubs. With the support of the SCF board, he is looking forward to continuing the good work of Rachel and building up further positive communication with all clubs.